Truman Scholars

Truman Scholars

The call to public service, government service and international relations are hallmarks of both the Truman Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson School.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation seeks to identify college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; it provides them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

The individuals profiled here have the distinction of being both Truman Scholars and alumni of the Woodrow Wilson School, and are presented to help Truman Scholars considering the Woodrow Wilson School for their graduate education. If you wish to contact alumni, please email us at and we will forward your message.

Class of 2015

Diane Coffey
PhD, Class of 2015
Executive director, r.i.c.e.; Visiting Fellow, Princeton University; Visiting Economist, Indian Statistical Institute

Diane is a demographer and development economist who studies health, nutrition and policy in developing countries, and particularly in India.  Her current research explores the relationships between social inequality, maternal nutrition and children's health.  She also has ongoing projects about sanitation, health and culture, and has published papers on maternal care in India and short term migration in India.  Diane holds a BA from Villanova University, and MPA and a PhD from Princeton University.  She co-founded and co-directs a research organization called r.i.c.e., which focuses on child health in India, and she is currently a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a visiting economist at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.

Ethan Lynch
MPA, Class of 2015
Foreign Service Officer, United States Department of State
Abby McCartney
Abby McCartney
MPA, Class of 2015
Manager of Enrollment, Division of Innovation, Camden City School District, Camden, NJ

Class of 2014

Jared Duval
Jared Duval
MPA, Class of 2014
Economic Development Director, Vermont Department of Economic Development

Jared Duval serves the state of Vermont as Economic Development Director, in the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. He is also the author of Next Generation Democracy: What the Open Source Revolution Means for Power, Politics, and Change, published in 2010. From 2005 to 2007 Jared served as National Director of the Sierra Student Coalition (SSC), the national student chapter of the Sierra Club and the largest student environmental organization in America. A recipient of the Morris K. Udall (2003 and 2004) and Harry S. Truman (2004) scholarships, he graduated summa cum laude from Wheaton College in Massachusetts in 2005. Jared earned master's degrees in Modern Society from the University of Cambridge (2012) and in Public Affairs (with a concentration in Domestic Policy) from Princeton University (2014). A ninth-generation Vermonter, Jared lives with his wife, the Rev. Joan Javier-Duval, and their son Liam in Montpelier, VT.

Class of 2013

Brett Keller
MPA, Class of 2013
Regional Researcher for East Africa, Population Services International (PSI)

Brett is a Regional Researcher with Population Services International (PSI), based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Prior to joining PSI, Brett worked with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) as part of its Applied Analytics Team, supporting research, modelling, and M&E projects in global health. Brett worked with CHAI in Lesotho, Liberia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Brett obtained an MSPH with a focus on global disease epidemiology and control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MPA from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. His internship for WWS was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he worked on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for a maternal and child health program with John Snow, Inc.

Brett was a 2007 Truman Scholar from Arkansas, the first from Harding University, where he studied political science and biochemistry and molecular biology.

Class of 2011

Nazir Harb
MPA, Class of 2011
Senior Research Analyst, The Bridge Initiative, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Nazir is half Mexican and half Lebanese. He was born in Mexico and raised in Seattle, Wash., speaking Spanish, Arabic and English. In 2005-06 he lived in Cairo, Egypt, and completed an intensive classical Arabic language and literature program. He then studied Islamic civilization at the University of Granada in Spain. Upon returning to complete his undergraduate education in Seattle, Nazir founded the Middle Eastern Cultures and Languages Program, which offered Arabic, Farsi and Turkish lessons taught by native speakers. He also taught all levels of Arabic in the program for three years. Having completed his master's degree work in Field I, International Relations at Princeton's WWS in 2011, he went on to expand his work in foreign policy-making and Middle East conflict resolution through a Masters in Arab Studies program at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. After his first year he began a Ph.D. in Arabic sociolinguistics at Georgetown University as well in the department of Arabic & Islamic Studies. His dissertation work is in Arabic political discourse and multi-modal analysis with case studies from mass protest events during the Arab Spring - he plans to defend his dissertation in the Spring 2016 semester. Nazir recently accepted the  position of Senior Research Analyst with Georgetown University's Bridge Initiative. Nazir enjoys spending time with his wife, Balkis, and their beautiful daughter, Arwa. He loves reading, writing, running, US and international movies, traveling and learning languages.

Jennifer (Jenn) Onofrio
MPA, Class of 2011

Leadership Fellow, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York City

Jenn was born in Camden, N.J., and is a 2007 graduate of New School University, where she received a bachelor’s in liberal arts. Before entering WWS, she spent years as an actress. When she was cast in “The Laramie Project,” she came to appreciate the need for action to guarantee equal rights and promote social change. She went on to publish articles, participate in protests and start an arts and political advocacy organization. Her activism landed her at Rikers Island (as a guest speaker), and since then she has been actively engaged in criminal justice reform. In the five years before entering WWS, Jenn worked in dozens of prisons across the country helping to advance policies that help keep families involved during a loved one’s incarceration. While at WWS, Jenn was in Field III and did her summer internship at the Clinton Foundation’s Harlem office in the Economic Opportunities Initiative. After graduation, Jenn continued exploring ways to improve community involvement for disenfranchised and discouraged people. She was a finalist in the 2011 Presidential Management Fellows Program.

Nick Salter
Nicholas Salter
MPA, Class of 2011
Senior Manager, CGI America, Clinton Global Initiative

Born and raised in Colorado, Nick has long been a proud social activist.  He began his civic engagement as an antiwar leader in high school and then worked on a wide range of progressive issues from building a more just and sustainable global economy to LGBT equality.  Nick graduated in 2007 from Boston College with a degree in Economics and spent a year of his undergraduate studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to the attending the Woodrow Wilson School, Nick was a researcher in the New Organizing department of 1199/SEIU, the nation’s largest local union. Today Nick is a Senior Manager at CGI America, the domestic platform of the Clinton Global Initiative, where he established and now oversees a portfolio focuses on economic mobility, social innovation, impact investing, and community and urban development in the U.S.

Thomas Scott
Thomas Scott
MPA, Class of 2011
Litagation Attorney, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Washington D.C.

Thomas is a litigation attorney at the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Washngton, D.C.  Prior to joining the firm, Thomas clerked for Justice Edwin Cameron at the Constitutional Court of South Africa, as well as U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel in Charleston, SC, and U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Beverly B. Martin in Atlanta, GA.  Thomas attended the University of South Carolina Honors College, where he studied Economics and African Studies, and spent a year at the University of Cape Town. He went on to receive his J.D. from Stanford Law jointly with a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University in 2011.  Thomas serves on the Board of the USC Honors College and of Even Ground, an organization supporting child-centered health and education initiatives in African communities affected by HIV/AIDS.

Sarah Sieloff
MPA, Class of 2011
Executive Director, Center for Creative Land Recycling, Oakland, CA

Sarah leads the Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR), a national non-profit based in California that empowers communities around the country to sustainably and equitably return underutilized land to productive reuse.

Prior to joining CCLR, Sarah served in the federal government, first with USAID as a Presidential Management Fellow in Washington, D.C., and then with the HUD in Memphis, Tennessee, where she led the Memphis pilot of the White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities and worked across federal agencies to connect the Mayor's policy priorities with federal resources and assistance.

Sarah came to the Woodrow Wilson School with a background in international development, having worked in India, Central America and Southeast Asia. At WWS, she spent her summer internship working with the Millennium Challenge Corporation on a road-resurfacing project in Vanuatu, which deepened her interest in urban development and the role of infrastructure in economic development. While at WWS, Sarah was a Fellow with the Lichtenstein Institute on Self Determination, where she researched conflict and post-conflict stabilization. Sarah is a proud native of Washington State and earned her B.A. at Eckerd College in 2006.

Clare Sierawski
Class of 2011
Chief of Staff, Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change,U.S. Department of State

The office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change leads all international U.S. government bilateral and multilateral efforts on climate change.  Previous to her current role, Sierawski worked for now Secretary of State John Kerry as his Energy and Environmental Adviser in the U.S. Senate, and, before that, she spent two years as the Special Assistant to the U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change, Todd Stern.  In this position, she worked on the international climate negotiations, including COP15 in Copenhagen, and various bilateral and multilateral initiatives.  Sierawski has particular expertise in U.S.-China bilateral cooperation and has been at the forefront of developing what is now a robust bilateral relationship on climate change with the Chinese. Sierawski completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where she majored in Environmental Studies, Political Science, and Chinese.  Sierawski is a Truman and Udall Scholar.

William (Will) Tucker
MPA, Class of 2011
Senior Associate, ideas42, New York City

Born in Iowa, Will grew up in Iowa City and Japan. He graduated in 2004 with degrees in Africana Studies and Public Policy and American Institutions from Brown University, where he was a member of the Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, and worked with several local political and social campaigns and educational organizations. He gained a variety of perspectives through work for the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and in Florida during the 2004 elections, operating a forklift at a cargo warehouse at the Los Angeles airport; repairing trails in Sequoia National Park; preparing standardized test packets on an assembly line; and interviewing and shadowing medical providers behind the scenes at more than 50 doctors’ offices and hospitals in a public health study. From 2006 to 2008 he was director of the Rhode Island Urban Debate League and associate director in charge of youth programs at Brown University’s Swearer Center for Public Service. He also worked as an organizer for the Obama campaign, covering 2,800 square miles of rural Iowa. He spent his 2010 summer internship at the White House Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is now a senior associate at ideas42 in New York.

Class of 2010

William (Bill) Parsons
MPA, Class of 2010
Political-Military Affairs Strategist, U.S. Africa Command; Major, U.S. Army

Class of 2009

Jamie Davies O’Leary
MPA, Class of 2009
Communications Specialist, Ohio Council of Community Schools, Columbus, Ohio

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Class of 2008

Jonathan Gandomi
MPA, Class of 2008
Foreign Affairs Officer, Civilian Response Corps, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Jessica Hembree
MPA, Class of 2008
Policy Officer, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Jessica Hembree joined the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City in 2008 as a Program Officer.  Beginning in 2009, she assumed responsibilities for HCF’s public policy advocacy in addition to managing a portfolio of grants.  Under her tenure, the foundation has been engaged in issues ranging from the reboot of a statewide oral health coalition to leading an attempt to increase the tobacco tax to supporting health insurance marketplace enrollment.  Jessica’s passion for nonprofit advocacy lead to the creation of the Advocacy Capacity-Building project which equips nonprofits to advocates on behalf of their clients.

Class of 2007

Jules L.K. Bailey
MPA, Class of 2007
Multnomah County Commissioner, Portland, Ore.

Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey, a Portland native, was elected to represent District 1 in 2014. It includes areas west of the Willamette River and the inner eastside south of Interstate 84.  An alumnus of Lincoln High School and Lewis and Clark College, Jules did his graduate work at Princeton University, earning dual master’s degrees in public policy, and urban and regional planning. He also holds graduate-level certification in science, technology, and environmental policy. After working as an economist in Portland, Jules was elected to three terms as a State Representative from Oregon House District 42. In the legislature, Jules chaired the Joint Committee on Tax Credits, as well as the House Committee on Energy and Environment. He also served as vice-chair of the House Revenue Committee and the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Natural Resources, and served on House Transportation and Economic Development committees. As a County Commissioner, Jules has been an advocate for vulnerable residents, working on housing and homelessness, crisis mental health services, and public safety reform.

Dean E. Spears
MPA, Class of 2007
Ph.D. candidate, Department of Economics, Princeton University

Class of 2006

Miranda Johnson
MPA, Class of 2006
Associate Director, ChildLaw and Education Institute, Loyola University School of Law, Chicago, Ill.
Han Kang
MPA, Class of 2006
Deputy Director of Health and Family Planning, USAID-Nepal, Washington, D.C.
David I. Malkin
MPA, Class of 2006
Manager, Government Affairs and Policy, GE Energy, Atlanta, Ga.

Class of 2005

Amy C. Hertel
MPA, Class of 2005
Manager of Strategic Development, Research and Evaluation, The Minneapolis Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn.

Class of 2004

Kate M. Jaeger
MPA, Class of 2004
Project Manager, Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, Office of Population Research, Princeton University 
Anbinh Phan
MPA, Class of 2004
Aloetree, Washington, D.C.

Class of 2003

Marina (Vishnevetsky) Grayson
MPA, Class of 2003
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Katy Backes Kozhimannil
MPA, Class of 2003
Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minn.

Class of 2002

Cindy Huang
Cindy Y. Huang
MPA, Class of 2002
Visiting Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C.

Cindy Huang is a visiting policy fellow at the Center for Global Development. She works on issues related to development effectiveness, fragile and conflict-affected states, and strengthening U.S. development policy. Most recently, Huang was the Deputy Vice President for Sector Operations at the Millennium Challenge Corporation where she oversaw the strategic direction and implementation of a $2 billion portfolio. She also served in the Obama Administration as the director of policy of the State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, and as senior advisor to the State Department’s counselor and chief of staff. In her latter role, Huang managed the interagency leadership team of Feed the Future, a presidential initiative launched by a $3.5 billion, three-year commitment to agricultural development and food security. Previously, Huang worked for Doctors Without Borders and the Human Development Center in Pakistan. She has a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics from Yale University.

Class of 2001

Lisette Nieves
Lisette Nieves
MPA, Class of 2001
Former Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Blue Ridge Foundation, New York City; Partner, Lingo Ventures LLC

Lisette Nieves is currently a social entrepreneur-in-residence at the Blue Ridge Foundation. She was recently appointed as the Belle Zeller Distinguished Visiting Professor in Public Policy at the City University of New York at Brooklyn College. Previously, Nieves served as the founding executive director for Year Up NY, a workforce and education program for young adults.  From 2002 to 2004, she served as chief of staff at the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) for the City of New York. Earlier in her career, Nieves was the director of special projects at the After-School Corporation in New York. She currently serves as the vice-chair of New York City’s Panel for Education Policy, a trustee of the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System, a member of the Year Up National Board, and a member of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton Advisory Council. Nieves was a Rhodes Scholar and a Truman Scholar. She also was the recipient of a Robin Hood Hero Award (John F. Kennedy Jr. Hero Award) from the Robin Hood Foundation, and El Diario’s Mujeres Destacadas Award from La Opinion. She holds a B.A. from Brooklyn College and an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

Kathryn Schnippel Bistline
MPA, Class of 2001
Senior Researcher, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Class of 2000

Marney L. Cheek
MPA, Class of 2000
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, D.C.
Jesse M. Decker
MPA, Class of 2000
Senior Associate, Pace Harmon, Vienna, Va.
Darci Vetter
Darci L. Vetter
MPA, Class of 2000
Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

Darci Vetter is Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at USDA, where she oversees the activities of the Foreign Agricultural Service, including trade policy and promotion, USDA's food assistance and agricultural development programs, and agricultural reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.  Darci brings a strong agricultural and trade background to her post.

Before joining USDA, she served as an International Trade Advisor on the Democratic Staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, where she advised Chairman Max Baucus and other Committee members on trade issues relating to agriculture, the environment and labor, including the 2008 Farm Bill.

Prior to her work on the Finance Committee, Darci spent six years at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), most recently as Director for Agricultural Affairs. At USTR, Darci was responsible for facilitating NAFTA implementation and resolving agricultural trade issues with Canada and Mexico, as well as participating in the WTO Doha Round negotiations.

Darci also served as the Director for Sustainable Development in USTR's environment office, where she negotiated the environmental provisions of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement and negotiated trade provisions in U.N. environmental treaties, including the World Summit on Sustainable Development.

Darci lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Jason, and two small children, Grace and Eli.  She received her Master of Public Affairs degree and a Certificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School, and her undergraduate degree from Drake University in Des Moines. She grew up in Nebraska on a family farm.  

Class of 1999

Michael Drescher
Michael C. Drescher
MPA, Class of 1999
Vice President, Analytic Consulting Solutions Censeo Consulting Group, Washington, DC
Garrett (Boo) Martin
MPA, Class of 1999
Executive Director, Maine Center for Economic Policy, Augusta, Maine
Maritza I. Rodriguez-Tucker
MPA, Class of 1999
Senior Research Executive, Action Planning, Surrey, United Kingdom
Christopher (Chris) M. Taylor
MPA, Class of 1999
City Manager, Google Fiber, Portland, Oregon

Chris Taylor is currently City Manager for Google Fiber in Portland, Oregon. Google Fiber is a gigabit speed, fiber-to-the-home internet and television service provider and is working to expand access to the internet through digital inclusion programs. Prior to joining Google in 2015, Chris served as Executive Director of the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange (WCX), a non-profit organization founded by governors and treasurers of the west coast states to increase private investment in needed public infrastructure projects.  In that role he worked with governments at the local, state and federal level and private sector infrastructure investors to develop new models for public private partnerships that align the interests of both sectors. Prior to WCX, Chris spent over a decade developing renewable energy projects, most recently as Chief Development Officer for Element Power US, a developer and operator of wind and solar energy projects. He has led the development of over $1 billion of wind and solar projects now in operation around the country, which generate enough power for 250,000 households.

Chris started his career as Peace Corps volunteer in Cote d’Ivoire, followed by serving as Legislative Director for OSPIRG (an environmental group) before attending WWS.  After graduating from WWS, Chris was Program Manager for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s solid waste and recycling program. Chris graduated from Amherst College magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa and is both a Truman Scholar and a Marshall Memorial Fellow. He studied domestic policy and received a STEP certificate from WWS where he was the first recipient of the Donald Stokes Prize.

Michael A. Zwibelman
MPA, Class of 1999
Senior Product Counsel, Google Inc., Mountain View, Calif.

Class of 1998

Mary E. Anderson
MPA, Class of 1998
Executive Director, Stand for Children, Chicago, Ill.
Timothy (TJ) J. Chandler
MPA, Class of 1998
Regional Director for Operations, Netchemia LLC, West Linn, Ore.
Lisa J. Misol
MPA, Class of 1998
Researcher, Business and Human Rights Program, Human Rights Watch, New York City

Class of 1996

Timothy (Tim) F. Mulligan
MPA, Class of 1996
Deputy Director, Education, Intergovernmental Relations, and Community Boards, Office of Management and Budget, City of New York City

Class of 1994

Nanette (Nan) Larsen Lefebvre
MPA, Class of 1994
Director of Human Resources, New West Health Services, Helena, Mont.
Kevin D. McGlothlin
MPA, Class of 1994
Team Leader, Economic Growth and Environment, USAID-Mexico, Brownsville, Texas

Class of 1992

Ron Brady
Ronald (Ron) C. Brady
MPA, Class of 1992
Regional Director, Freedom Prep Charter School, Camden, N.J.

Ron is the Regional Director of Freedom Prep Charter School in Camden, NJ.  Freedom Prep is part of Democracy Prep Public Schools, an expanding "No Excuses" charter school management organization serving students in New York City, Camden, NJ, Washington, DC and Baton Rouge, LA. He is a co-founder and the former executive director of Foundation Academies, an independent “No Excuses” charter management organization located in Trenton, NJ, and he has worked at the school, district and state level, as well as in the private sector, on issues of improving educational outcomes and access. Ron serves on the Woodrow Wilson School Advisory Council and is a Trustee of Bowdoin College and the New Jersey Charter Schools Association.

Jennifer F. Isern
MPA, Class of 1992
Senior Manager, Asia and Pacific, Finance and Markets Global Practice, The World Bank Group, New Delhi, India
Susan (Sue) Smolko Rhoades
MPA, Class of 1992
Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Armstrong World Industries Inc., Lancaster, Pa.

Class of 1991

Mark S. Sandy
MPA, Class of 1991
Deputy Associate Director for National Security, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C.

Class of 1990

Eric P. Farnsworth
MPA, Class of 1990
Vice President, Council of the Americas, Washington, D.C.
Judy Linda Grew
MPA, Class of 1990
Planning Director, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, Minn.

Class of 1989

William “Brother” Rogers
William C. (Brother) Rogers
Class of 1989
Associate Director, John C. Stennis Center for Public Service, Starkville, Miss.

William Rogers, who goes by the nickname "Brother", is the associate director of the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service in Starkville, Mississippi. Before joining the Stennis Center in 1990, Brother served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Donald Payne of New Jersey. Brother graduated magna cum laude in 1987 from the University of Alabama, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and was selected as a Harry S. Truman Scholar from Mississippi. He holds a master's degree in public affairs (MPA) from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He grew up in Brandon, Mississippi and was a high school exchange student in Kyoto, Japan.

Brother is active in community affairs. He is president of the Board of Directors of Friends of the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum.  He also serves as vice president of the Mississippi Historical Society and is a board member of the Mississippi Heritage Trust.  He is a past president of the Starkville chapter of Parents for Public Schools. He is a past president and past lieutenant governor of the Kiwanis Club of Starkville and past vice president of the Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity affiliate. He is a past president of the Board of Directors for the United Way of North Central Mississippi and was the 2002 chair of their annual fund raising campaign. Under his leadership, the United Way set a fund raising record. He served eight years as the facilitator for the Race Relations Team of the Starkville Area Chamber of Commerce and is responsible for the Cool Papa Bell historical marker in Starkville. He chaired the Unity Park Committee, which created a park in Starkville to honor Mississippians who have improved race relations in the state.  He is a guest columnist for the Starkville Daily News. Brother was a scout leader from 1999 to 2011 and served two three-year terms as chairman of the Troop Committee for Boy Scout Troop 14. He won the 2011 Bert Reed Award for Outstanding Adult Leadership in Troop 14.  He has coached youth soccer and youth baseball teams.  He attends Starkville First United Methodist Church, where he serves on the Pastor Parish Relations Committee.

He was an adjunct professor from 2008 to 2014 in the Honors College at the University of Alabama, where he taught a course on women and political leadership.  In April 1998, Brother chaired the Summit for Oktibbeha County's Future, a conference focused on helping at-risk youth.  He was a mentor in the Starkville public schools for six years.

In the spring of 2000, he spent four weeks in China with a delegation from Mississippi on a Rotary Group Study Exchange trip.  In 2015, Brother toured Turkey with The Institute of Interfaith Dialog.  An avid traveler, he has visited five continents, all 50 U.S. state capitals and more than 25 national parks.  Brother is an avid Alabama football fan and has read at least one biography of every U.S. president.  He and his son Andrew, a student at Mississippi College, enjoy music, sports and traveling.

William (Bill) E. Whyman
MPA, Class of 1989
Senior Managing Director, Technology Research, International Strategy and Investment, Washington, D.C.

Class of 1987

Jane Field
MPA, Class of 1987
Director of Spiritual Formation, Wilton Presbyterian Church, Fairfield County, Conn.
Tom Putnam
Thomas (Tom) J. Putnam
MPA, Class of 1987
Director, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, Mass.

Class of 1986

Craig V. Richardson
MPA, Class of 1986
Vice President and General Counsel, El Paso Corporation Pipeline Group, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Class of 1985

Glenn S. Lunden
MPA, Class of 1985
Senior Director, Subways Schedules, MTA New York City Transit, New York City

Glenn Lunden came to the Woodrow Wilson School Master's program with the intention of pursuing a career in public transportation and planning, having already had several summer and part-time internships in that field.  Indeed, Glenn works today in the same department at MTA New York City Transit where he interned while in college back in 1981.  In his 29 (non-internship) years at NYCT, Glenn has worked in a variety of planning and policy analysis positions and has been involved in a number of key initiatives, including the development of the electronic MetroCard and planning for new subway lines, like the recently opened extension of the #7 Line to Hudson Yards and the still-under-construction Second Avenue Subway.  In his current position, Senior Director of Subways Schedules, he heads up a unit that writes permanent and temporary timetables and crew assignments for the nearly 8,000 subway trips that run each day, and he continues to be involved in major planning initiatives for NYCT.  When not playing with trains for a living, Glenn has pursued other interests, including gay and lesbian rights. In the mid-1980's, Glenn helped organize Princeton University's gay and lesbian alumni association, the Fund for Reunion/Princeton BiGALA, and served on its Board for several years.  Glenn lives in Brooklyn with his life-partner, Frank Meola, and has been Treasurer of his cooperative apartment building for most of the past 25 years.

Class of 1984

Richard (Rich) C. Harwood
MPA, Class of 1984
President, Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, Bethesda, Md.
Carol Camp White
Carol Camp White
MPA, Class of 1984
Associate Director for Operations, Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, Tenn.

Class of 1982

Dwight Dively
MPA, Class of 1982
Director, Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget, King County, Seattle, Wash.